Spondyloarthritis service

A range of inflammatory arthritis conditions affecting the spine and joints

About the clinic

Spondyloarthritis is a term given to a range of inflammatory arthritis which can predominantly affect the spine (known as axial spondyloarthritis) or the peripheral joints (known as peripheral spondyloarthritis).

The most common symptoms are inflammatory back pain, stiffness, swelling and tenderness of joints. Spondyloarthritis can be associated with other inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis, inflammatory eye disease (uveiitis) and inflammatory bowel disease (crohn’s and ulcerative colitis).

The clinic uses the skills of a team of consultants, an advanced physiotherapy practitioner and clinical nurse specialists to manage all forms of spondyloarthritis. This ensures you are seen by the most appropriate health professional at every stage of treatment.

The clinic is supported by a nurse helpline which will be given to patients once they have attended the clinic.

Useful websites

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society – for information on all forms of axial spondyloarthritis (including ankylosing spondylitis and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis), what it is, how it’s managed and living with the condition. It can help you find local support groups in your area and its helpline (020 8741 1515) provides callers with up-to-date information, work support and help people understand more about the disease and the treatments available.

Arthritis Research UK – leading charity in arthritis research and information.

 

Contacts

Tel: 020 7188 5900

Email: gst-tr.rheumand
lupus@nhs.net